Water Service Charges former Markout WSC Customers

Water Charges

Monthly water bills are calculated based on a customer’s actual water usage and consists of two charges – a minimum bill and a consumption charge. The customer’s meter size determines the amount of the minimum bill (most residential water meters are 0.625 inches). The minimum bill includes the first 1,000 gallons of water usage. Consumption in excess of 1,000 is billed at a tiered rate depending on the gallons used (see table below).

Residential and Commercial (minimum bill by meter type)

Meter SizeMinimum Bill
0.625 inch$17.43
1.000 inch$24.22
1.500 inch$32.27
2.000 inch$40.32
3.000 inch$48.37
4.000 inch$56.42
6.000 inch$63.14


Residential and commercial (rate per 1,000 gallons)

Gallons Used Rate per 1,000 gallons
0 - 1,000 gallons $0.00
1,001 - 5,000 gallons $7.57
5,001 - 10,000 gallons $8.14
10,001 - 50,000 gallons $8.54
50,001 - 70,000 gallons $8.95
70,001 - 500,000 gallons $9.36
Over 500,000 gallons $7.74

Credit card processing fee (shall not exceed): 5%

Deposits

  • Residential deposit: $100.00
  • Commercial deposit or three months' water bill whichever is larger: $35.00

Additional deposits:

  • Residential minimum deposit: $10.00
  • Residential maximum deposit or three months' water bill whichever is larger: $75.00
  • Commercial minimum deposit: $10.00
  • Commercial maximum deposit or three months' water bill whichever is larger: $75.00
  • Builder's deposit per residential house: $5.00
  • Builder's deposit per commercial establishment: $15.00
  • Fire hydrant meter and water sales deposit: $3,000.00
  • Fire hydrant meter tampering fee: $250.00
  • Penalty income (% of bill):10%

Reconnect fees

  • 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday: $25.00
  • After 6:00 p.m. or on weekends and holidays: $50.00
  • Reconnect service fee: $5.00
  • Unauthorized reconnect fee: $10.00
  • Utility service transfer fee: $10.00
  • Sale of bulk water: $30.00

Water meters and meter boxes

  • 5/8-inch meter size (Meter—Radio Read) Neptune  Mach10 V5 E-Coder R900i: $350.00
  • 1-inch meter size (Meter—Radio Read) Neptune Mach 10 V5  E-Coder R900i: $400.00
  • 1 ½-inch meter size (Meter—Radio Read) Neptune Mach 10 V5  E-Coder R900i: $610.00
  • 2-inch meter size (Meter—Radio Read) Neptune Mach 10 V5  E-Coder R900i: $675.00
  • Greater than 2-inch meter sizes (Meter—Radio Read) Neptune Mach10 V5 (3-inch, 4-inch, 6-inch and 8-inch meters): Pricing available by quote
  • Grayhawk Transfer Area (Meter- Radio Read) Master Meter (all sizes): Pricing available by quote
  • Meter box for 5/8" meter (Nominal 19-inch diameter cast iron ring and locking AMR with Mesquite Logo lid HDPE base enclosure with slot— DFW1814F1PSR with Lid DFW18AMR-1KF DEEP MQT-LID: $87.00
  • Meter box for 1", 1 ½" and 2" meters (Nominal 32—5/8-inch diameter cast iron ring and locking AMR with Mesquite Logo lid HDPE base enclosure with slot— DFW2818F1PSR with Lid DFW20AMRI-1KF DEEP MQT-LID: $300.00
  • Miscellaneous fittings: Cost + 20%
  • Water meter removal service charge: $25.00
  • Removal of jumper service charge: $50.00
  • City collection fee: $100.00

Backflow inspections

  • Per device per year: $25.00
  • Inspector certification—one-time fee: $100.00

Other Fees

  • CareFlite Ambulance Fee: $1.00 per month (residents can opt out by contacting Mesquite Utility Billing Office)

Residents of the City of Forney

City of Mesquite water customers living within the city limits of Forney have additional pass-through fees as set by the City of Forney, including: 

  • Sewer Fees
  • Refuse and Recycling Fees
  • Refuse and Recycling sales tax